Documentation For Going on Airplane

I have an infant and 8yr old going on a plane with me in a couple weeks, do y’all know if there’s any documentation we would need for them?

  • cocomac
    May 25

    Strangely enough, for domestic flights, nothing. Just make sure you and your babies look alike? (Half joking) Bring a copy of birth certificate just in case, I did that when I flew domestic.

  • B
    May 25

    I’ve had a few airlines ask for babies birth certificate. I’d call the airline directly and ask

  • Laura
    May 25

    Always good to have a copy of a lap-child's birth certificate since I've read that airlines can require proof they're actually under two (although we've flown a bunch and never have been asked for it.

  • Jeni
    May 25

    I’m in Michigan right now visiting family. I just brought his shots record. They never asked for it though.

  • Jackie
    May 26

    I work for TSA and for us nothing is required for children under 18. However, I do always recommend a copy of the birth certificate incase the airlines need it.

  • Jenn
    May 26

    I read that if you are traveling alone without the father, you may want him to write and sign a short letter saying he is aware and okay with the travel. I took my LO on a trip and made sure to have her birth certificate and that letter. They only asked to see her birth certificate.

  • Anonymous
    May 26

    Some airlines check birth cert or shot records to verify birthdate for lap baby

  • Junoii
    May 30

    You just need the child’s birth certificate and your dL for domestic travel. For internal you need a passport , potentially a visa ( depending on the country you are going into) , and if only one parent is going a document showing the other parent is aware of the travel. That should take care of the airline requirements , security, and customs if you are going international